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Don’t fall victim to investment ‘biases’

Iain Marshall

If you’re like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called “behavioral finance” is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine “biases” that affect people’s investment selections. And as an individual investor, […]

No Comment / June 26, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Firm offers free business makeover package to local businesses

LiftOff, a division of Sacramento-based Vision Launchers, LLC, is offering area businesses the opportunity to win a $17,000 business makeover package consisting of a custom website, photo session, video commercial, logo design, marketing consultation and social media training. “Small businesses are vital to our region. In today’s economy, we’ve spoken with a number of small […]

No Comment / June 11, 2012 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Edward Jones named Firm of the Year

Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry, according to John Zezini, a Financial Advisor in El Dorado Hills. “I feel extremely fortunate to be […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Automatic investing can pay off for you

Iain Marshall

To achieve investment success, you don’t have to start out with a huge sum or “get lucky” by picking “hot” stocks. In fact, very few people actually travel those two routes. But in working toward your investment goals, you need to be persistent — and one of the best ways to demonstrate that persistence is […]

No Comment / May 29, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Financial focus: Gen X’ers must juggle a variety of financial issues

John Zezini

If you’re part of “Generation X” — the age cohort born between the mid-1960s and the early 1980s — you’re probably in one of the busiest phases of your life, as you’re well into your working years and, at the same time, busy raising a family. But just as you’re “multi-tasking” in your life, you’ll […]

No Comment / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Togs for Dogs has everything a pet could dream of

At Togs for Dogs and Cats too! Dina and Eddie Alexander offer quality pet products at discount prices. The club also features a state-of-the-art dog park where Fido can run free and make friends. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Leaving the house can pull on your heart-strings when your dog wistfully looks up with those irresistible eyes that beg, “Please ….” Now you can have “mommy & me time” with your pooch at El Dorado Hills’ newest pet club — Togs for Dogs and Cats Too! “This is not just a place where people […]

No Comment / May 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

529 plan can help with college funding and estate-planning considerations

John Zezini

Now that another school year is drawing to a close, your young children are a step closer to the day when they’ll be heading off to college. Of course, as you’re probably aware, higher education doesn’t come cheap — and the costs seem to continuously climb. You can help your children — or even your […]

No Comment / May 10, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »